Angiography in the Study of Portal Hypertension

  • Kunio Okuda
  • Kenichi Takayasu


Since percutaneous transhepatic catheterization of the portal vein and hepatic vein catheterization for the hemodynamic study have already been covered (Chapters 9 and 10), in this chapter we will focus on the role of various angiographic procedures in the investigation of portal hemodynamics and hepatic pathology. Some of the angiographic procedures may be combined with other imaging diagnosis such as CT and radionuclide scintigraphy to gain better understanding of the vascular anatomy and physiology. They will be discussed briefly.


Portal Vein Portal Hypertension Hepatic Vein Splenic Vein Portal Blood Flow 


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© Springer Japan 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunio Okuda
    • 1
  • Kenichi Takayasu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineChiba University HospitalChiba, 280Japan
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyNational Cancer Center HospitalTokyo 104Japan

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